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21 January 2011 @ 12:59 pm
Them Bones  

Here's a look at the design for the custom dice I am offering with some of the pre-order packages of Book 1 : Wander and only during the pre-order process. It'll be a set of 4, 2 of design A, one each of B and C.

My criteria for the design of this set was to keep the traditional dice pips there and readable while seeing what pictures I could make:

Next up: the fancifiying of the Rafferty kerchief for production.
pamola on January 22nd, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
I like the picture game. Any other games that your designs are developed?
dicebox on January 22nd, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Games
I'm sorry, I'm not parsing the question. I have a feeling that there's a dropped word (something I myself do frequently).
pamola on January 22nd, 2011 03:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Games

Do you envision any other games for which the dice would be used? While thinking about it, I wondered about a paths game: Roll the dice (your dice if each player has a set) and add the paths from one of your dice to a diagram. Then you are attempting to construct a certain picture. Example: Flower at one end and an odd number of segments ended by the target one. This could be used in a competitive art game, where you might draw defensive lines to keep your opponent from winning. Or it could be a solo game like bug. Instead of bugs, maybe circuit boards, molecular diagrams, star routes.
dicebox on January 23rd, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Games
You know, I had a vague tickling of an idea for that as some of the combinations I was coming up with put me in mind of dominoes and the like. But with only four dice I thought that unsatisfactory.

However I am planning to include a sheet of possible games for four dice and a variation of "Bug" is an excellent idea! An extra set of dice for you if you want 'em.
(Anonymous) on January 26th, 2011 03:17 am (UTC)
Ach, now you're having me wish I'd picked a package with the dice. Any chance you'll be offering them separately at some point?
dicebox on January 26th, 2011 04:33 am (UTC)
The thing is, I doubt I could reasonably offer them for sale on their own-- I'd have to charge, oh, $8 to $12 for a single die for it to make business sense. However, perfect for incentive gifts for pre-order fund raising.

But! After I get the final Rafferty kerchief design nailed and posted here, I will be offering an upgrade deal for those early birds who jumped on the pre-order band wagon. I feel bad I couldn't share these designs at the start of pre-orders, but I wanted to confirm the design would work with the vendor first.

Anyway, I will be sure to announce the upgrade option here and everywhere when ready.

Thanks for confirming their appeal!
(Anonymous) on January 27th, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)
My hero! I'll keep an eye out and will be happily upgrading when I get the chance.

Keep on being awesome!